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Offline happyg

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New Affordable Care US health plans will exclude top hospitals
« on: December 08, 2013, 10:02:03 PM »
By Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

Americans who are buying insurance plans over online exchanges, under what is known as Obamacare, will have limited access to some of the nation’s leading hospitals, including two world-renowned cancer centres.

Amid a drive by insurers to limit costs, the majority of insurance plans being sold on the new healthcare exchanges in New York, Texas, and California, for example, will not offer patients’ access to Memorial Sloan Kettering in Manhattan or MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, two top cancer centres, or Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, one of the top research and teaching hospitals in the country.

 
 Experts say the move by insurers to limit consumers’ choices and steer them away from hospitals that are considered too expensive, or even “inefficient”, reflects the new competitive landscape in the insurance industry since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare law.

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http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/994951f8-5e71-11e3-8621-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2mwVxf7mX

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Re: New Affordable Care US health plans will exclude top hospitals
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2013, 10:48:24 PM »
So the best cancer care will end up being limited to the rich.  Talk about back to the middle ages - aka Soviet era Russia.


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